Over 10,000 sue Japan paper over sex slavery reports


TOKYO: More than 10,000 people are suing Japan’s leading liberal newspaper over stories on Tokyo’s system of wartime sex slavery, which they say have stained their reputation as Japanese nationals. The group of plaintiffs, led by Sophia University professor emeritus Shoichi Watanabe, is demanding 10,000 yen ($85) in apparently symbolic compensation each. They argue that Asahi reports on the so-called “comfort women” system “have imposed indescribable humiliation not only on former soldiers but also on honorable Japanese citizens who are labeled as descendents of gang rapists.”



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